GPS Logger for Android

GPS Logger for Android


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A lightweight, battery efficient GPS Logger. The purpose of this app is to log your GPS coordinates at specified intervals to a file on your SD card. This app runs in the background so that you can on a long walk, hike, flight ride or photo session or even go buy some milk and have this running as long as possible. Once you're back at your computer, you can then use the files to geotag photos, upload to travel sites, view in Google Earth and so on.


* Specify time intervals
* Specify distance intervals
* Cell phone tower or GPS satellites
* Log to GPX, KML, CSV or NMEA files
* Shows a notification
* Imperial display units
* Auto start on boot
* Auto send to email/FTP/DropBox/Google Docs/OpenStreetMap/OpenGTS at intervals
* OpenStreetMap - upload GPS traces
* Dropbox - upload GPX/KML/ZIP/TXT
* Google Docs - upload GPX/KML/ZIP/TXT
* OpenGTS - auto send or upload points

Bugs, feature requests, questions - please submit them to (issue tracker).

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GPSLogger is not a MyTracks replacement. MyTracks is meant for short use (as it has a lot of features running), GPSLogger is meant to last a long time.

A data connection is used by this app only if you use auto-email or OpenStreetMap or Dropbox features.

Although the app allows 0 second frequencies, it is not recommended as the recording and logging is happening very fast; this could cause instability/hangs. Try 1-3 seconds instead.

If there's a feature that you feel the app should have, you can submit a feature request on the github site.

***Explanation of permissions:

Storage - reading and writing files to the GPSLogger folder on your SD card

Network communication - used when uploading the files (Dropbox, Openstreetmap) or sending emails or authorizing you with Dropbox, Openstreetmap

Your location - used to determine your GPS or tower based location

System tools (automatically start at boot) - used if you choose to start GPSLogger on bootup

Your accounts - used when authorizing against Google Docs and when uploading to Google Docs

Activity recognition - to recognize when phone is still and to pause logging


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Recently changed in this version

Version 63:
* You can set your own altitude offset in Performance menu
* You can also have altitude based on mean sea level instead of WGS84
* Turned activity recognition off by default, you can re-enable in Performance menu
* You should now be able to log from USB port with external devices (Mock location permissions)
* Trust self signed certificates when sending to your own mail servers

Lists with GPS Logger for Android

Some lists where this application appears: stef, mirk.

Comments and ratings for GPS Logger for Android
  • (67 stars)

    by Descartavel avela on 08/05/2015

    Maybe it's android lacking the right activities, but this can't use the same apps you get for "sharing". Can only choose some hard coded stuff like drop box or Google docs.

  • (67 stars)

    by Simon Gianoutsos on 05/05/2015

    Excellent logger that is packed with gps logging options but operates in a lightweight approach with options to configure level of detail required and where to log to.

  • (67 stars)

    by Carl Sciberras on 03/05/2015

    unfortunately later releases (esp current v60) is terrible regarding consistent logging, accurate logging etc. same hardware, same os, same everything except the app, i use this when flying to track my headings, groundspeed etc. and looking at the current gpx files shows 'fixes' that are way off, i will roll back to previous version cause i am keen to support the development and hope this info pro

  • (67 stars)

    by Ted Phillips on 13/04/2015

    Chewed through 2gb data in no time. Been using for a while, never had that problem before. Will investigate further.

  • (67 stars)

    by TSOMAIA TEIMURAZ on 28/03/2015

    I have tried many and this one is my favorite. I have turned on GPS logging 24/7, so I don't like it's notification bar and the icon are sitting there all the time. Please, add an option to turn off notifications. Thanks!

  • (67 stars)

    by M Kerna on 27/03/2015

    Went for a walk at lunch today. Turned on my phone's GPS and started this GPS Logger app from inside my office building. Took me about 1 minute to get outside, walked about 20 minutes and then turned it off when I got back inside. It said I walked over 7 miles for a route I know is much less than 2 miles. At least this version is better than the previous one, that only logged points if my phon

  • (67 stars)

    by Serge Khalifé on 22/03/2015

    Finally a stable light weight gps logger

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